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Academic OneFile

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Database Description from Wayne State Library Website:


"Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is both authoritative and comprehensive. With millions of articles available in both PDF and HTML full-text with no restrictions, researchers are able to find accurate information quickly. Includes full-text coverage of the New York Times back to 1995."



1) Go to the WSU Libraries website:



2) Click on "Article Databases"


3) In the search box, type "Academic OneFile" and hit enter. (Be sure to choose the correct ProQuest database, there are two others that we are not using.)


4) You may need to enter your AccessID and password. You should now be at the Proquest Research Library "Basic Search" screen.  The "database" field will read "Interdisciplinary Research Library."  This is the database we'll be searching.


5) In the search box, type "Detroit"


6) This search will turn up about 6,000 results in the "Academic Journals" section of the database.  The tab for "Academic Journals" will be selected by default, and this is the kind of source we are searching for.  Still, this search result is too large, and we want to narrow it. In the search box, add a search term to accompany "Detroit."



7) Once you've narrowed your search, scan the list of sources and seek out a scholarly article that could serve as a chapter in an anthology.  Here are some questions you should ask yourself as you scan the results of your search:


a) Where was this article published? Is the publication a scholarly one?

b) Who is the author? What credentials does he or she have? Is the author credible?

c) How long is the article? Is it long enough to be a chapter in a book?


If you have questions or problems during your research, remember that you can ask librarians for help either in person or electronically: 


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